Gateway Rolls Out Cool but Quiet Desktop
The Gateway 700GR features the new BTX design that improves cooling and noise reduction capabilities.Gateway Inc. is rolling out a new desktop computer aimed specifically at the retail market featuring the new BTX design that improves cooling and noise reduction capabilities. The Gateway 700GRs BTX chassisa design led by Intel Corp. that Gateway officials say will overtake the current ATX model among major PC vendorsoffers improved air flow through the machine. The better cooling capabilities mean the PC will operate more efficiently and more quietly while being able to house the latest chip technologywhich not only runs faster but also hotterwithout overheating. Gateway is announcing the new system Friday.
For the 700GR, this means that Gateway, of Poway, Calif., can offer Intels 915G chip set, ATI Radeon PCI Express graphics card and a dual-layer 8X DVD drive that can store up to 8.4GB of data on a single disk. The machine is cooled with two large fans that provide three times the airflow of an ATX-designed PC, bringing more cooling capabilities to the processor, chip set and graphics cards. However, the fans spin at speeds 40 percent slower, improving energy efficiency and noise levels.